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Carbon capture and storage

Powering progress

We seek to have access to an additional 25 million tonnes a year of carbon capture and storage (CCS) capacity by 2035 – equal to 25 CCS facilities the size of our Quest site in Canada.

Shell’s ambition is to work with governments, customers and partners to unlock the potential for CCS to reduce emissions where there are no currently scalable low-carbon alternatives. In 2021, Shell's operating costs for and investment in CCS opportunities amounted to around $146 million.

By the end of 2021, our Quest CCS project in Canada (Shell interest 10%) had captured and safely stored more than 6.5 million tonnes of CO2 since it began operating in 2015. In Australia, the Gorgon CCS project (Shell interest 25%, operated by Chevron), which started operating in August 2019, had stored more than 5 million tonnes of CO2 by the end of 2021. Gorgon is the largest CCS operation in the world.

The Gorgon CCS system has presented some challenges, which resulted in a carbon injection shortfall. The operator continues to work with the regulator and the venture partners, including Shell, to make adjustments where needed. The JV announced the implementation of a package that includes greenhouse gas offset credits and investment in lower-carbon projects to compensate for the shortfall.

Read more about our CCS projects at www.shell.com/ccs.

CCS projects

Project

CO2 source

Country

Shell involvement

Shell interest

Total capacity (100%), million tonnes per annum

Shell-operated

CCS projects in operation

Quest

Bitumen upgrading

Alberta, Canada

Technical developer,
Operator,
JV partner

10%

1 mtpa

Yes

Gorgon

CO2 in gas

Australia

JV partner

25%

Up to 4 mtpa

No

Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) test and research facility

Gas-fired power, refining and chemical production

Norway

JV partner

8.7%

Test site

No

CCS projects under construction

Northern Lights (Phase 1)

Industrial sources

Norway

JV partner

33.3%

1.5 mtpa

No

CCS projects pre-FID options

Acorn

Industrial sources

Scotland, UK

Technical developer,
JV partner

30%

Around 6 mtpa

No

Aramis

Industrial sources

Netherlands

JV partner

25%

5 mtpa

No – transport
Yes – storage

Northern Endurance Partnership

Industrial sources

Teesside and Humberside, UK

JV partner

TBC

4 mtpa

No

Polaris

Refining and chemical production

Alberta, Canada

Operator

TBC

0.75 mtpa

Yes

South Wales Industrial Cluster

Industrial sources

Wales, UK

Operator
JV partner

TBC

1.5 mtpa

Yes

Pernis CO2 capture (for transport and storage by the third-party Porthos project)

Refining and chemical production

Netherlands

CO2 capture

100%

1.15 mtpa
(Shell capacity)

Yes – capture
No – transport and storage

Pernis SPeCCS
CO2 capture expansion

Refining and chemical production

Netherlands

CO2 capture

100%

0.5 mtpa
(Shell capacity)

TBC

CCS
carbon capture and storage
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CO2
carbon dioxide
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JV
joint venture
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